Just curious, are there any bitcoin clubs in schools? For those in the education sector, what do you think of setting up such clubs? I think that such clubs will be useful for spreading the awareness of Bitcoins. Any opinions?
I penned the following a while back:
What if some high school teachers introduced Bitcoin to their Economics 101 class? What if somebody started a Bitcoin Club in school? The club's main role could be to help the other clubs, in their school, raise funds for their special projects. Juniors always raise the capital needed to make the prom a success for themselves and the Seniors (who did the same the year prior). The beauty of this idea--it's these kids that will have the first opportunity to use Bitcoin on a daily basis once their out of school. They'll always know that their the ones who helped fledge it and gave it wings to soar.
Allow me to do the math on this. I think you'll find it interesting.
There are approximately 63,000 public schools in America. Say only 1/3 of them start a Bitcoin Club. That equals 21,000 schools. Now let's say that each club has, on average, 10 members. That equals 210,000 students. (if you see where this is going, please don't tell the rest of the class). Now imagine if each student spends, on average, $100 worth of Bitcoin during the course of a school year. That would equal $21,000,000. Does this number look familiar?
But instead of calling it the Bitcoin Club, for you would never have a PayPal Club or Dollar Club, dub it the Crypto-Currency Club (CCC), with Bitcoin being the only true crypto-currency currently available. I'll bet we'd be surprised of what ideas today's youth will come up with for using Bitcoin.